Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission has released its interim report. [Click here to read.] The document calls for a firearms registry for all guns in the Constitution State and a ban on any and all firearms that can hold more than 10 rounds without reloading. The panel also recommends restricting ammo purchases “for registered firearms only,” banning all “armor-piercing and incendiary bullets,” a mandatory renewal (with test) for all permit holders and requiring that firearms be stored in a locked container within residents’ homes. And with that, Hamden Mayor and commission chairman Scott Jackson said his group will spend the coming months focusing on mental health services. Meanwhile, check out how the legal scholars in the Commission skirted around the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution . . .
The Commission takes seriously the rights afforded under the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, but balances those rights against the language of the Preamble to the Constitution, which includes assurances of “domestic tranquility” and the obligation to“promote the general welfare”.
Governor Malloy’s office has not responded to the Commission’s findings, which include recommendations on school security.